Selection of area will be done in consultation with JDA and ADA well in time and the area selected for Seed Village programme should be potential and may not be changed every year. Farmers and filed level functionaries involved in seed villages should be provided all requisite technical guidance and training with the assistance available under within “Farmers Trainings” component. Some of the general demonstrations could be allocated to seed villages by the JDAs. New varieties and hybrids should receive greater attention and space in the programme. Old /absolute / denotified varieties and varieties identified for phasing out are not entitled for assistance under seed village programme. Seed production should be monitored by special monitoring teams/seed certification teams.
Seed producing agencies have to make provision for cleaning equipments at the proximity of seed village. The seed producing agencies will also ensure storage facility in the proximity of Seed village through hiring of private/ Govt. godowns or creating their own storage facilities.
The assistance provided under Seed Village Programme is @ Rs. 1000/-per quintal, a part of it i.e., Rs. 750/- per quintal is provided to farmers to meet the cost of certification, loss due to rouging and under sized seed. Part of assistance be utilized to improve infrastructure and other facilities for cleaning, grading, packing etc. Remaining amount of Rs. 250/- could be placed at the disposal of the procurement agencies. To make perfect coordination and in built monitoring of the component, subsidy of Rs. 1000/- per qtls. (750+250) is being routed through the Department of Agriculture and distributed to beneficiaries through the District Joint Directors of Agriculture. Furhter, Seed Supplying agencies are also requested to organize this programme and submit the proposals for claiming subsidy under this programme.